Sun-Times on Blake Sercye '11's Cook County Board Race

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

‘He’s remarkable. You have to meet him,” the political operative told me last summer.

The caller was pushing a candidate in his first run for office. A young man who was raised by a hard-working single mother in gritty Austin on Chicago’s West Side, graduated from Fenwick High School, followed with a bachelor’s with honors from Princeton University, then on to the University of Chicago Law School. He’s now a litigation attorney with the powerhouse firm Jenner & Block.

Back in Austin, he does pro bono work for the NAACP, mentors children in foster care, sits on several non-profit boards, and is a commissioner of the Illinois Medical District. At 27.

Politically, what’s even more remarkable: Blake Sercye, candidate for the Cook County Board, has united two abiding foes — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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